Housing Policy in the United States, Paperback, 3 Edition by Schwartz, Alex F.
Paperback: 3 Edition
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Paperback : 484 pages
Edition: 3 Edition
Author: Schwartz, Alex F.
Product Description The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but expands to include new information on how the crisis has affected the nation’s housing challenges, and the extent to which the federal government has addressed them. Schwartz also includes the politics of austerity that has permeated almost all aspects of federal policymaking since the Congressional elections of 2010, new initiatives to rehabilitate public housing, and a new chapter on the foreclosure crisis. The latest available data on housing conditions, housing discrimination, housing finance, and programmatic expenditures is included, along with all new developments in federal housing policy. This book is the perfect foundational text for urban studies, urban planning, social policy, and housing policy courses. Review "The best just got significantly better: the Third Edition of Housing Policy in The United States. The new chapter on the aftermath of the housing crash is especially timely and, like the rest of the book, brimming with up-to-date information that is synthesized with students and practitioners in mind." George Galster, Urban Studies & Planning, Wayne State University "Few books reward the purchase of a "new edition" as much as this one does. Alex Schwartz’s text remains the definitive guide to the evolution of American housing policy not just because he can deftly clarify arcane material but because he grounds this explanation in a thoroughly up-to-date engagement with the latest research and economic contexts. This book does much more than narrate housing policy; it humanely elucidates what works, what doesn’t, and why it matters." Lawrence J. Vale, Urban Design and Planning, MIT "Housing Policy in the United States is indispensable to anyone who teaches in this field. The book is in a class by itself as an up-to-date source on the wide range of housing policy approaches in the U.S. The chapters are well-written and concise yet comprehensive and full of important information about all of the major dimensions of U.S. housing policy. While I cannot imagine teaching a housing course without it, it will also be useful in broader courses on social policy. The new edition offers a chapter on the foreclosure crisis and updates developments in all other areas of housing policy. Nothing else out there comes close." Edward G. Goetz, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota "I keep Alex Schwartz’s book on my desk, within arm’s reach. I refer policymakers and practitioners, as well as students, to it regularly. I don’t go a week without seeing it referenced in some discussion of housing policy or planning. It is valuable not just for discussions of U.S. policy but also for thinking about international comparisons. And with the third edition, Schwartz manages to keep the information up to date and add material on issues that have emerged in recent years. Amazing." Daniel W. Immergluck, City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech "This is a definitive text for understanding the history and functioning of housing policy in the US. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it is a most valuable resource for practitioners, policy makers and all who wish to be informed about US housing policy." Susan Wachter, Real Estate and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "For nearly a decade, Alex Schwartz’s Housing Policy in the United States has been the ‘go-to’ text for housing and community development students and practitioners. No other single source comes even close to providing such clear descriptions and analyses of housing programs and policies, while also presenting thoughtful explanations about unresolved issues and debates. With this third edition, w
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